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Producing the outlaw zone : property law and the geographies of relegation Blomley, Nicholas


Drawing from ongoing, community-based research in the poorest part of Vancouver, Canada, a neighbourhood long demonized as an ‘outlaw zone’, we suggest that what may appear to be illegal property practices in the area's infamous residential hotels may, in fact, be harder to detach from formal legality than supposed. A space of decades of systematic legal relegation, the outlaw zone is a product of law, not its antithesis.

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